Iowans with Disabilities in Action

ID Action Local Capitol Days

 

ID Action will provide eight (8) Capitol Day grants up to $500 each for advocacy training and support to local advocacy groups who are interested in meeting with their legislators at the Iowa State Capitol and advocating on behalf of disability related issues.

Grant Recipient Requirements  

As an ID Action Capitol Day grant recipient, your group must:

  • Schedule a Capitol Day on either Tuesday or Wednesday in the months of January through April
  • Participate in an advocacy training at the beginning of the Capitol Day  
  • Set appointments with your legislators (ID Action can assist)  
  • Provide a written recap of your Capitol Day within two weeks after your visit including any follow up communication with legislators  

Optional Activities  

While at the capitol you may also want to participate in the following:

  • Watch a floor debate  
  • Attend a committee meeting  
  • Meet with other state agencies  
  • Meet with ID Action or Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council staff  

Eligible Groups and Applying for ID Action Capitol Day Grants  

The following are the requirements for your group to be eligible to apply for an ID Action Capitol Day Grant:  

  • Your group must consist of at least 10 people with a disability (no more than 20)  
  • Advocating for disability related issues  

To apply for an ID Action Capitol Day grant, please fill out the grant application.  Call 866-432-2846 or email us at contactus@idaction.org with any questions. Grants are available on a first come, first served basis for eligible groups.

 ID Action Capitol Day Grants cannot be used to attend other organization's lobby days.

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